06/05/13 Update: First and foremost, we would like to thank each & every one of you for the tremendous amount of support, both emotionally & financially over the last few days. We take the time to read every comment, e-mail, text, etc, and it has been simply incredible. Through talking with many survivors & fighters, we have also become aware we set our initial goal extremely low. We are going to set the goal high, and ensure Jake has every opportunity to fight this! Together we can all Bring back the Music!
Several people have also asked for a mailing address instead of PayPal:
The Jake Gregg Fund
PO Box 420
Pittsford VT 05763
Checks can be made out to "The Gregg Family"
Cards and notes of encouragement can also be sent here!
Thank you everyone for your ongoing support!!
Also, we understand everyone would like to see Jake. Unfortunately he currently can not have any visitors due to his extremely weak immune system. Please do not come to the Hospital at this time. When he is ready for visitors, we will let everyone know. Please continue to leave comments of support on here, we will continue to read them to him.
Following many months of being very sick, at only 20 years old, Jake was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
on May 29. AML is a fast acting cancer of the bone marrow and blood, rare in anyone under the age of 65. He was immediately transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, to be treated by some of the best Doctors in the World. Upon his arrival to the Hospital, Jake also suffered a massive stroke within the first few hours. As a result of this, he is currently paralyzed on his left side, and struggling to speak.
Jake has already undergone many platelet transfusions, apheresis procedures, and started an aggressive 7 day Chemotherapy treatment on May 30. This will be followed with a high possibility of additional chemo treatments and bone marrow transplant.
Jake just finished up his junior year at Lyndon State College, where he has become well known for his extremely high energy while on stage with his band Suncooked. Over the last year Suncooked released their second Album, Straight From the Surface, and continued to grow a loyal fan base. Jake and the boys toured extensively on their own throughout New England and also played several high profile gigs with Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at sold out venues including House of Blues Boston and TD Garden. Jake has a very rough road ahead of him, and we all want to see him perform again. Please help us bring back the music.
Thankfully, Jake does have medical insurance, as costs are already skyrocketing well into six figures. Unfortunately, the insurance only covers so much. Out of pocket costs are already in the tens of thousands of dollars, and will only go up from here. Please help Jake on his path to recovery by alleviating some of this huge financial burden. No donation is too small, every dollar helps.
The Family of Jake Gregg